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Gorgeous Eyes – Sneak Peek!!!!! With the Best Prop Award Going to Me!!!

Had the opportunity yesterday to photograph a new Canberra model to which I am grateful for not only her giving up her time but also once again Felicity the make-up artist who is always there to help me out and without her help and expertise.

There is a saying that eyes are the windows to the soul and is a portrait photographer is something I believe. I look into the eyes of the people I photograph on each them has a story, a story to which some are happy to tell and some are not.

When I saw photograph of Abby one of the things that struck me with her gorgeous eyes and how they drew the viewer in. She also has what I would think a unique facial structure that compliments her eyes and the shape of her eyes and it was for this reason that I was super keen to capture this and I must say the photos we have do actually do her eyes and a shape justice.

How can such gorgeous eyes be so sinister

How can such gorgeous eyes be so sinister

We spent the first half of the session in studio getting head shots and capturing the essence of who Abby is in the vision which I saw in her eyes.

Gorgeous eyes

Gorgeous eyes

Second half of the photo shoot we were using gorilla shooting techniques, where we will pull up on location with portable studio lighting and speedlites to capture a few shots and then will back in the car again.

One of the locations we stopped at was next to a farm and the reason why we selected this location was because of the long road that led up into the hills however after cracking off a few shots, we noticed in the background a biplane was preparing to take off.

It travelled down the makeshift runway on the farmer’s property to pull in just behind where Abby was standing and I must say I couldn’t have been more excited. To have such a prop appear out of nowhere and considering how she was dressed it was just photo gods were shining on us.

The only reason why we could get the shot was because of the gorilla techniques we were using and I had Anthony Caffery as my assistant holding the light so we could move and adjust rapidly to capture anything that was going to happen…. I just wasn’t really expecting a biplane!!! 🙂

Going to no expense in getting a biplane as a prop

Going to no expense in getting a biplane as a prop

We finished the rest of the photo shoot off in and around the Tuggeranong hyperdome where I think we captured some really interesting photos, some you will just have to wait a while to see.

The glitter Queen

I’m not sure how many of you out there have actually worked with glitter, but I can tell you, that it gets everywhere!

Gets in your hair, gets on the tables, it gets on carpet, it gets on the camera, it gets on the backdrop, it gets in your fingernails, and it gets all over your model.

This was a concept shoot which I have to admit turned out so much better than what will trying to go for. The colour and the make up along with the hair on the backdrop on the ground just really made it for me. It has lots of depth and dimension along with drama and beauty.

It really is one of my better shots I think.

What do you think?

The glitter Queen

The glitter Queen

What a wonderful week it is going to be!!!

For the next couple of days I get to go along travel in particular part of southern New South Wales along the Victorian border that I’ve never been before.

I will get to photograph some magnificent lakes and early-morning sunrises, while partaking in a cold drink while watching the sunset over the lake. One of the other things I’ll be doing will be catching up with the model which from all accounts doesn’t normally have access to photographers given her location. It should be an interesting experience for her and I, as I have never been to the location and I believe she will be bringing a whole heap of helium balloons along for the shoot.

I’ll also be taking along a friend to not only keep me company but also I will be putting him to work. 🙂

He is a budding landscape photographe and together we will be capturing some of these sunrises, while I pass on some of my knowledge in the short amount of time we will have.
So all in all it should be a fantastic week ahead, so if you don’t hear from me please don’t worry as I’ll be enjoying the best that this country has to offer.

And I hope I’ll be able to capture some unique images and bring them back to show all, hopefully it will inspire you to get out there in the early morning visit places which you may have never thought of visiting, so you too can capture the splendour that is Australia.

Let the sun shine through!!!

Let the sun shine through!!!